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Chaosdreams1d 1h ago
While it would be enjoyable to have it on your platform of choice, there's nothing that makes it a certainty it would be anymore polished. Especially when the devs don't care about public perception in the face of money. *Pats Steam owners on the back
I'd say the chances of this coming to PS4 are next to none. There's no way they'd release it on PS4 before Steam owners (the very people who crowd funded the game) are being shafted for a year.
This is more about getting people to use the store. That's usually the hardest part of getting a new store running. Especially when you have one huge entrenched store that has such a huge bulk of the market share.
I don't think it's really necessary. I think if they just had comparable features, the devs may just publish there. Epic is respected enough to make a dent without having to jump through so many hoops. They can make another Unreal, and probably get a ton of players. They already have people using it for Fortnite.
Epic I think should focus on just making itself have more features and benefits for the consumer. They certainly have the engineering talent in their company to make it happen. Hell, they are responsible for half the technological advancements on computer gaming and rendering as it is, and the rest they have plenty of resources to make happen. The area they're located is the silicon valley of the east coast, and has plenty of technology companies....although geography isn't really that important anymore.
They have every right to be mad. This is not for the players at all. There is absolutely no benefit for us in this d*ck move they did. I for one have no interest in this game, but I guarantee that those who were interested probably have no desire for it anymore. They pretty much betrayed the backers and in return the devs get more money in their pockets simply due to greed with Epic.
How Epic thinks this is a good idea baffles me, all the decisions they are doing is causing more people to hate their storefront and business practice. This is not how you get more consumers and gain their trust/loyalty. Instead this is just pushing everyone away including myself. It's a disgusting business practice.
I'm legit curious, can't these developers potentially get sued for lying about this and swaying users to give them money? Not sure if this could be considered fraud or something else. Yes I know that it will EVENTUALLY release on Steam/GoG, but this Epic exclusivity crap was not in there originally as promised and backers/customers had no idea about it until they already made the deal. I know they can file a ticket for a refund but still, this was not advertised originally.
Honestly, this is even more scummy then the Metro Exodus situation. At least with Metro, you still got your steam copy when it released if you preordered it (on steam at least), but with this you simply won't get the copy until the 1-year exclusivity is up and instead you get an Epic code. That is utterly distasteful and they need to be held accountable for this.